The 31 vehicles participating in the rally entered Assam after a night halt at Kohima in Nagaland and were arriving at the border near Nambor Reserve Forest by Golaghat Deputy Commissioner Sanjiv Gohain Boruah.
Then, the participants headed for Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) where they were given a traditional welcome.
The rallyists which comprise among others BJP Rajya Sabha MP Tarun Vijay and the oldest participant 73-year old Subhas Chandra from New Delhi, also takes part in a tea plantation programme organised by NRL following which they left for Guwahati.
In Kaziranga national park area, elephants were lined up on either side of the streets as they saluted them with their trunks. It was great to see thousands of people, as well as children, coming out of their houses to cheer the convoy.
The ASEAN-India Car Rally 2012, jointly organised by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), begins on Nov 26 at Yogyakarta in Indonesia with a flag off at Singapore.
The car rally traversed a distance of 8,000 km across 9 countries more than 22 days with 124 participants from 11 countries.